I have been working in web and graphic design for many years. I first started dabbling in web design in the spring of 1995. That was when I designed my first website as part of a class assignment in my Computers and Writing course. At the time I was pursuing a major in Computer Science and a minor in English. I was an individual stuck between two very different worlds.
From the time I designed that first website, I never looked back. It was always forward. I knew what I enjoyed. I wanted to write and I enjoyed designing websites. I was definitely favoring the more artistic and creative sides. I enjoyed taking this abstract idea and making it come to life on the screen. I enjoyed being able to turn something small and useless on a piece of paper into something informative and useful on the computer screen.
Most importantly, however, I wanted to share my skills with the world. I wanted to make sure that others could share their information with those that needed to access it. I wanted to make other people’s voices and visions heard.
Your website is often your first impression, so you should make it count. Quality web design is affordable.
A website is more than simply an idea in your head. Sometimes it involves an extensive amount of work to get the ideas out of your visions, onto paper, and ultimately onto the screen for the world to see. This is a multi-step process and one that requires patience from clients.
Please note that all websites have different needs.
Choose the level of website you need…
Not all websites are created equally and not everyone fits into a one-size-fits-all website design package. This is why each of the website packages offered are custom quoted to give each client the best fit pricing for their needs and wants.
See below for the various levels of websites click on each to learn more and to find the average price range you can expect with each level.
Price range: $150-450
A web presence is simply to get you on the web. It is nothing more than that. It would be ideal for small organizations such as non-profits who typically need a presence to deliver information about who they are and what they do.
Web presences are typically limited to 1-4 pages and have no contact forms although one can be added for a small additional fee.
This is a package that is perfect for one-time only events and other content limited sites.
Blog design and redesigns fall within this category.
Basic Web Design
Price range: $350-700
A basic website is typically where the introductory small businesses find themselves breaking onto the web. This is a basic informational website with a fair amount of content.
Basic web sites are typically between 5-7 pages and include a single contact form. Typically all other content is fairly static.
Intermediate Web Design
Price range: $600-1100
An intermediate website is for those who need larger sites or who have a small amount of dynamic content that needs to be addressed. This would also be where your introductory e-commerce would begin.
Intermediate websites are typically between 8-15 pages and include one or more contact forms.
These websites can also include a database or small CMS (content management system) to help drive the dynamic content.
Advanced Web Design
Price range: $800-2500
An advanced website is for those who need a large websites, need full e-commerce capabilities, or have websites that contain a large amount of dynamic content.
Advanced websites are typically more than 12-15 pages and include one or more contact form. They may contain other interactive forms as well.
These websites include a database, CMS, and have large amounts of dynamic content driving the user experience.
Price may vary based on e-commerce needs.
Web Design Process
In order to ensure a smooth design experience, the following steps will be followed with each client.
- Initial client information gathering (may include meeting) – this may included multiple surveys and/or questionnaires to assess the needs of the client
- Color palettes and layout ideas – providing multiple likes and dislikes in existing websites and colors
- Sketches or “wireframes” (may include meeting) – combining the website likes and layout ideas together to come up with the ideal layout to fit the site’s content
- Digital Mock-ups – combining selected colors with the approved sketches with light content and headings in a digital format
- Design Construction and Development Phase
* Please note that there may be more phases added to individual projects as needed.